On a trip to Target (yes, I’m there weekly), I made an impromptu purchase of nail polish. I grabbed the Nicole by OPI’s new nail polish pens, called Nic’s Sticks. I figured, what the hay, right?
I love dark polish colors, even though it is spring and things are lightening up, so I chose Indigo-Go-Go! which is a deep metallic blue. The polish pen is easy enough to use. Just shake, pump it a few times, and paint your nails. I had no trouble getting the polish on neatly and it dried SUPER QUICK! I did need two coats for even coverage.
The staying power leaves quite a bit to be desired. I had chips by the next morning (without a base or top coat). But I still like using this polish pen when I want colored nails quickly (for a quick event or night out- in my test case, I wanted blue nails for the last Blues Hockey game of the season). Since my polishes hardly last longer than two days, I don’t think it’s a waste of money, but it certainly is not for people who want a long wearing nail color.
I tried the pen again with a proper base coat and clear top coat, and got a little better results (i.e. a few extra hours of chip-free-ness).
No muss, no fuss, but not a super-performer either. You will love how quickly it dries though. 24 colors are available so there’s one to suit your taste.
You can purchase the OPI Nic’s Sticks – Paint & Go Nail Laquer pens from Ulta.com!